Monday, October 13, 2014

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

A weekly event hosted by Sheila from Book Journey to discuss your reading week ~ the books you've read and those you plan on reading in the coming week. I love this meme, it helps me stay on track ... well, most of the time. Thanks Sheila! 

On the home front:
Knocked for six by a virus last week which lead to adjustments to my heart medication while I try to kick this thing. Annoying so close to our overseas trip but could be worse ... could have been this week. I'm a bit peeved that it cut into time with my granddaughter though. Mia and her mummy and daddy have been sick too but she's been a little trooper and a big dose of 'happy' for us. Now I'm freaking out about how much I've still got to do ... eek. 


#bookblogwalkers update #38: Felicia's Book Blog Walkers: love that so many of my friends are doing Felicia's challenge to move and get healthy. If you also have a fitbit and want to add me, let me know :) 

Nothing happened here ... bed, lounge, bed :)


Reviews & Posts: (click on title)

THE DARKEST HOUR by Barbara Erskine (audiobook) ~ good narration, I love Barbara Erskine but this wasn't a favourite

OUTBACK GHOST by Rachael Johns (Bunyip Bay #3) ~ my favourite of the series 4.5 stars. 
Rachael has decided to write another book for this series so I'm very excited! 


Finished last week:

THE BREWER'S TALE by Karen Brooks ~ fascinating read, pretty intense.


This Week's Reading List:  maybe ... 

apologies in advance to some of my favourite authors if I don't get them read and reviewed on time ... they will get done, just later than I'd hoped.

THE SILENT SISTER by Diane Chamberlain ~ loving it and almost finished. 

THE TUDOR VENDETTA by C.W. Gortner (The Spymaster Chronicles #3)

BIG LITTLE LIES by Lianne Moriarty (audiobook) ~ library borrowbox. Only half-way through since I didn't walk this week.


Reviews Coming: 

LARGER THAN LIFE by Jodi Picoult (novella prequel to Leaving Time) ~ excellent, made me cry.


  1. I've been reading good things about The Silent Sister! Also keen to hear about Larger than Life!

  2. So sorry that you were all sick! I am dreading the first time Cole gets sick. I hope that you are all better before your trip and get everything completed.

  3. The Silent Sister was so good! I am also anxious for Leaving Time. Hope you are feeling fine and dandy when it is time for your trip :)

  4. Feel better! And good luck with all your prep for the trip... The Tudor Vendetta and Big Little Lies both look good.

  5. Don't worry things will fall into place. You h
    Ve three very good authors for this week.

  6. Oh my, hope you kick that virus so that you can organise for that trip. Mia looks like she is a bundle of good health and joy. I enjoyed The Silent Sister. My book Come What May has arrived - thanks, so looking forward to it and the one before it which is on my Kindle. Be well.

  7. Get better so you can get walking and be fit for the trip :D Much walking then ;)

  8. I hope you are feeling better now and that you get everything done that you need to.

    I am glad you are enjoying The Silent Sister. That is one I want to read. I loved Big Little Lies.

  9. I'm Reading The Brewers Tale this week, glad to know I would enjoy it!

    Recover well!

  10. So sorry you have been sick!! Hoping you are 100% soon!!!!!

  11. Take good care of yourself, Teddyree. I hope you'll kick that virus soon!

  12. I hope you feel better soon! Being sick does knock everything else aside. Hope you love your trip...and enjoy the books. Glad you are loving The Silent Sister...this one, along with Big Little Lies, was a favorite of mine!

    Enjoy...and here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

  13. I hope you are feeling better. The flu can really change people's plans. Here's my week. Happy reading!

  14. Glad to hear you're on the mend and I hope you've had a better week this week. I am sure you'll be running around trying to get so much organised for your wish I was coming with you!

    I love the covers on all of your upcoming reads, can't wait to read your reviews.

    p.s. You will have to squeeze in some extra cuddles with your granddaughter before you go.

  15. I hope you're feeling better. The Tudor Vendetta looks awesome.


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